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Old 04-24-2019, 02:21 PM   #1
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New to towing with Class C

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I just bought a 2018 Forest River Forester 3011DS 32' Class C with a 7500lb tow capacity. I should have done some more research, but I found out after closing that if I want to tow my truck, I'll need the sturdier BlueOx tow system and a lube pump essentially costing me $2500-ish+any install costs. I have a 2016 regular cab 6ft bed Silverado 2x4 (roughly 4700 lb I believe) that I wanted to use as my tow vehicle.

So my question is: would it be cheaper to go the BlueOx route; a tow dolly; or a flatbed trailer or am I just at a loss for any feasible options? Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:22 PM   #2
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Look at NSA Readybrute as well, you'll be saving money on the braking system at least.

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Old 04-24-2019, 05:30 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I'll give you my opinion but as you know, forums like this will have folks giving a variety of opinions and you'll have to weigh what each person says and come up with your own conclusion.

I'm one who wants to do everything I can in order to pull 4-down. I'd research a driveline disconnect as opposed to a lube pump but I'm thinking either will be costly. I'm sure others will chime in as to the cost and feasibility of each.

With a tow dolly, you'd still need a driveshaft disconnect and a dolly to buy and then to contend with --and a trailer is expensive too, adds weight, and you have to find a place to store it when at a campsite or RV park.

Or, trade the 4x2 for a 4x4 Silverado that in most cases can be towed 4-down without modification.

eta: most are using a Superior Drive Shaft Disconnect as Remco itself is no longer marketing the disconnect and I believe are only selling lube pumps now.

Go here for information on the Superior Drive Shaft Disconnect
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:33 PM   #4
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That's a pretty heavy toad.

You'll also need auxiliary brakes for the Chevy truck.
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You may find youíll need to rev up your class c, look into a Banks Power kit to add horse power
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! I can't advise you on the best way to tow that Silverado except that it obviously isn't towable 4-down.

Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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